Kathie Christians


Kathie Christians Kathie Marie Christians age 60 of Westbrook passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at the lake in Park Rapids after an extended battle with antisynthetase syndrome.  Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 8 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Westbrook.  Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church.  Burial is in the Westbrook Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Kathie Marie Christians was born February 25, 1956 in Westbrook, Minnesota to Mike and Irene (Steen) Zinda.  She graduated from Westbrook High School in 1974.  Kathie grew up bowling and setting pins at Mike’s Corner in Dovray for her parents’ business.  On June 22, 1985 Kathie married Keith Christians.  She worked at the Windom Hospital and Westbrook Hospital for many years.  Kathie worked for the City of Tracy for the past 12 years.  She was a life-long resident of Westbrook where she served on the Library Board and as president of the VFW Auxiliary for a number of years.  Kathie enjoyed bowling, reading, and spending time with her family.  She loved flowers and gardening, making crafts and cards, scrapbooking, quiltmaking, and embroidery.  Kathie was an avid sports fan of the Twins, Vikings, Gophers, and other teams.

Kathie is survived by her husband Keith of 31 years; daughter Kendra (Marcus) Schweigert of Westbrook; stepsons: Curt, Larry, Jeff, and Travis Christians; daughter-in-law Rachel Christians; grandchildren: Lindsay, Walker, Wyatt, and Macie; great grandchildren: Kaiden, Cambree, and Chase; siblings: Beverly Risacher of Albertville, Dennis (Jane) Zinda of Big Lake, Gary (Pat) Zinda of St. Paul, and Joel (Mary) Zinda of the Twin Cities; and many other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents Mike and Irene, brother Mark, and brother-in-law Richard Risacher.



  1. Robert Gervais says

    So sorry to hear about Kathie. It was always a great day to work with Kathie in Tracy. God bless her and all of you.

  2. Thinking of you and your family, peace be with you all.
    Hustler Kraig

  3. Robin Edwards says

    I am so sorry for your loss she was a Warrior.

  4. sorry for your loss, may Kathie RIP….. and breathe easy now…… prayers to the family and friends..

  5. Eunice Christensen says

    To Kathie’s family…..My sincere sympathy goes to all of you. Kathie was a fun-loving, kind person, and she enriched the lives of all who knew her. Please know I will be saying prayers for her family, especially Kendra who I know is suffering great sorrow at this time. Love and prayers, Eunie

  6. Don & Carolyn Enstad says

    Our family is sending a sincere message of sympathy to the family. She certainly will be missed by so many.

  7. Tammy Fimrite says

    My heart goes out to you. You are and have been in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in a way that only He can. Love you!

  8. Loren Marilyn Vosberg says

    So sorry for your the loss of your wife and mother. You are in our thoughts.

  9. Peggy Jim Klasse says

    To all of Kathie’s family… You all are in our prayers and thoughts. Sincere love from our family.
    We will give a memorial to Westbrook Swim pool in memory of Kathy.

  10. Pam Schmitt Bastien says

    My sympathies to the family of Kathie. Our family loved Mike’s corner, and the Zinda family. Many happy times growing up in Dovray biking to Mike’s corner, Dad and Mom bowled there, and the boys set pins. The Zinda’s were a mainstay of the Dovray community. May Kathie rest in peace, and the family cherish her memory.

  11. vern bass says

    My deepest condolences for family and friends of Kathie. So sorry for your loss.

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